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P.O. BOX 6015
COLUMBIA, MO 65205
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2019
CONTACT: Leigh Kottwitz
Neighborhood Services Manager
City of Columbia
City will hold Operation Clean Neighborhoods Sept. 20 in central Columbia
(COLUMBIA, MO) - The City of Columbia’s 10th Operation Clean Neighborhoods will take place Friday, Sept. 20, with staff working in the Ridgeway Neighborhood in central Columbia. Operation Clean Neighborhoods is a special City employee workday focused on cleaning street curbs and sidewalks, picking up litter along streets, painting street markings, clearing vegetation and working in parks. More than 50 City employees will be working on the project.
Staff will focus on the streets and sidewalks bounded by Austin on the north, Providence on the east, Sexton to the south, and Garth to the west and the interior streets within this boundary. Drivers are asked to use caution while in this area.
Residents are invited to participate as well. Staff and resident volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Downtown Optimist Park, 100 E. Forest Ave. Lunch will be provided at noon at the park to those volunteering on the project. The event will conclude after lunch.
In conjunction with Operation Clean Neighborhoods, the Office of Neighborhood Services will place dumpsters in the neighborhood for resident use. Dumpsters will be available through Wednesday, Sept.25. City staff will also pick up waste tires from residents in the neighborhood on Friday morning.
The goal of Operation Clean Neighborhoods is to improve the appearance of Columbia’s neighborhoods, build relationships with residents, and provide City employees an opportunity to engage with residents and one another.
Columbia residents interested in volunteering with Operation Clean Neighborhoods or want to learn more should contact the Office of Neighborhood Services at 573.817.5050.